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Parts of Speech Review
Transcript of Parts of Speech Review
Pronouns There are different types of nouns. Proper nouns begin with capital letters because they are the name of specific or particular people, places or things. •Common Nouns usually do not begin with capital letters unless they appear at the beginning of a sentence. The pronoun is a word used in place of one or more nouns. It may stand for a person, place, thing, or idea.
I, me, us, we
she, her, he, him, it, they ,them Indefinite Pronouns:
Refer to something that is unspecified.
anybody, anyone, anything,each, either, everybody, everything, neither, nobody, no one,none, nothing,somebody someone, something, both, few, many, several, all, any ,most, none, some Demonstrative Pronouns:
those Interrogative Pronouns:
whose Examples of Pronouns: Verbs A word that expresses action or otherwise helps to make a statement Every sentence must have a verb. Action Verbs Types of Verbs: Linking Verbs Action verbs express mental or physical action.
Ex. He rode the horse to victory. Linking verbs make a statement by connecting the subject with a word that describes or explains it.
Ex. He has been sick. Adjectives describe a noun or pronoun The highlighted words are adjectives.
The coal mines are dark and dank.
Many stores have already begun to play irritating Christmas music.
A battered music box sat on the mahogany sideboard.
The back room was filled with large, yellow rain boots. Possessive adj. There are different types of adjectives like... Demonstrative adj. Interrogative adj my, your, his, her, its, our, their this, these, that, those, what which, what modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree Adverbs ex.
The seamstress quickly made the mourning clothes.
The boldly spoken words would return to haunt the rebel. Some adverbs can be identified by their "ly" suffixes. The most common conjunctive adverbs are:
also, consequently, finally, furthermore, hence, however, incidentally, indeed, instead, likewise, meanwhile, nevertheless, next, nonetheless, otherwise, still, then, therefore, thus Conjunctive adverbs join two clauses together. ex. The crowd waited patiently for three hours; finally, the doors to the stadium were opened. Prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. Usually they indicate the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence. ex.
The book is on the table.
The book is beneath the table.
The book is leaning against the table.
The book is beside the table. link words, phrases, and clauses Conjunctions The most common prepositions are:
about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, but, by, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, since, through, throughout, till, to, toward, under, underneath,until, up, upon, with, within, and without. List of co-ordinating conjunctions:
and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet ex.
I ate the pizza and the pasta.
This movie is particularly interesting to feminist film theorists, for the screenplay was written by Mae West. are a kind of adjective which are always used with and gives some information about a noun.
There are only two articles;
a (an) List of linking verbs:
May, Might, Must, Be, Being, Been, Am, Are, Is, Was, Were, Do, Does, Did, Should, Could, Would, Have, Had, Has, Will, Can, Shall Reflective Pronouns:
These end in "self" or "selves"
myself, ourselves, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves